Lois Mathis Byrd

Lois Mathis Byrd

Lois Mathis Byrd, 80, of North Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at her home.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Little Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Brian Mathis officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mrs. Byrd was born Dec. 1, 1940, in Wilkes County to Rev. Harvey Walter and Claudia Marie Wood Mathis. She worked in the cafeteria at North Wilkes High School and retired after 20 years of service. She was a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Clinton Byrd; a sister, Wanda Jean Combs; three brothers, Rev. Tommy Mathis, George Mathis and an infant brother, Carlton Ray Mathis.

She is survived by three daughters, Karen Bowers and husband, Buster, Kimberly Williams and husband, Perry, and Gail Wallace, and a son, Rodney Byrd and wife, Heather, all of North Wilkesboro; nine grandchildren, Britney LaCashio, Travis Bowers, Katelan Riddle, Todd Bowers, Colby Williams, Ashton Byrd, Garrad Williams, Madison Byrd and Cameron Byrd; eight great-grandchildren; Gracie LaCashio, Karley Bowers, Jacob LaCashio, Andrew Bowers, Lydia Bowers, Elizabeth LaCashio, Jackson Bowers and Emerie Kate Riddle; and a sister, Wilma Johnson and husband, Allen, of North Wilkesboro.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Little Mountain Baptist Church Fellowship Building Fund, 388 Evergreen Lane, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 28659

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.

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